Simian, Some You Lose

MONKEY BUSINESS It all sounds eerily familiar. The government wants to take a beloved child from one family because the tyke has another, more closely related family somewhere else. But many consider that place to be little better than a prison. This time it's Brooklyn, not Miami; the youngster in question is a monkey, not a little boy; and the state wants to send the monkey to a Detroit zoo. So how close are the two tales?

COMPARISON ELIAN COOKIE

Adopted by foreign-born family? Yes Yes

Endangered species? No Yes

Government threat to remove forcibly? Yes Yes

Neighbors' threat to...

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